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Learning To Set Limits

My boyfriend has been living with me for 4 1/2 years and I have supported him entirely. He has had many health issues and I have helped find help for each of these from dental to other aliments. He was recently diagnosed with what could have been a fatal disease. He is progressively getting more insecure and showing signs of mental problems. I have been in the emergency room with him 5 times including tonight for various things form OD, heart, stroke symptoms, but he still continues to drink heavily and I dont feel he appreciates the financial burden that he has placed on me. My friends and family are at their wits end with the situation. When I mention that I can not do this any longer he gets more insecure and agressive and aggitated. I have talked to his family and they don't want to deal with him. He will try to get help but pisses everyone off and is burning his bridges. I need to move on but do care for him and find it hard to simply dump him off at a Salvation Army due to his mental condition. What can I do to protect my self and move on.

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